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Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5240 San Bernardo, Laredo, TX 78041 (Formerly Americana Inn Laredo)   |  
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Ranked #30 of 35 hotels in Laredo
KANSAS
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Don't go here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

This is one of the worst hotels that I have ever stayed at.
In room phones did not work,no internet that night, very slow at check in. I thought the area of town was very dirty. Staff was more interested in talking to friends that came in, not the customers. Breakfast food, pastries seemed to be day old not fresh. Waffles were fresh and the cereal was ok.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Madison, South Dakota
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26 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

If you can get a really good rate, the hotel would be ok. However, do not expect the usual ABVI amenities, such as shampoo, soap, expanded cable, high speed internet. The soap and shampoo are the cheapest you could get and the internet is slightly better than dial up speed. If you need to stream or download anything make sure you have your own broadband card to use. Carpet is absolutely filthy but other than that the room is clean. My first room had a bad a/c unit so make sure your a/c blows cold and strong before unpacking. Also, had to get 3 remotes so ensure it works as well. Shower curtains are cloth (stick to your body while showering) and water pressure is below average. On the plus side is that the manager is helpful but the other front desk staff is rude and not helpful at all. So, if you have a problem talk to the manager and skip the front desk staff. Maids are good and helpful. The lot and area seem safe. Truck parking is ok but fills up early evening. Bobtails are fine anytime. Micro/Fridge in all rooms and they have a pool outside. Breakfast is usual continental fare with waffles and bagles and cereal. There is a happy hour mon-fri 6-7 pm with free beer and hotdogs and nacho chz chips. Oh, the beds are pillow top but hard as a rock to sleep on.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011

We made a quick trip to Laredo to pick up a car and stayed at this motel. I think all the people who work on the railroads stay here as we had to park far from our room because of their work trucks. The sheets didn't fit the pillowtop mattress(they kept coming off) and the towels had seen better days. They offer free breakfast but when we went down at 7am everything was picked over and I don't think they were going to replenish. Also, the wifi is so slow - don't bother. You would be better off at McDonald's down the street. The only positive thing I can say, is you are on Hwy 35 and near the mall.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

We came to Laredo to visit family members we hadn't seen in a few years. After a long trip, we wanted to rest in a clean comfortable room. For the price we paid, I believe it was a steal. The price included free breakfast and free snacks with beer in the evening. Their van shuttle took the females shopping at the mall while the guys visited with the families during the day. Our rooms were very clean and also had microwaves and refrigerators. It was too cold to jump in the pool, but it looked very inviting. We invited some family members to the hotel to cookout. The hotel has a picnic area with BBQ grills. Awesome. The staff was very helpful when we asked for something and they made us feel at home. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone and will definitely return next time I'm in Laredo.

  • Liked — Great service and price
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Diego, CA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2006

I was in my room and another guest opened my door! Apparently the front desk gave them the key to the same room that they asigned me an hour before! Luckily i was there or they could have stolen my stuff! Wouldn't you expect privacy at least in your room?

There's bugs inside the room and on the bed.

Definitely will never stay there and neither recommend anyone to do so.

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Buda, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2006

I love to shop. I haven't been on a shopping trip to Laredo since all the news regarding shootings along the border, etc. But, two of my girlfriends and myself decided we would chance it and head down to Laredo this past weekend. We weren't comfortable with crossing the border so just wanted to shop in Laredo (Tejas). In the past we have stayed at Family Gardens and have had great experiences there, but unfortunately they were full. So, asked the clerk if he could recommend another hotel in the area. He suggested Fiesta Inn - Laredo. Made my reservation and warned my friends that I wasn't sure what we may be getting in to. Well, bottom line is that the rooms and grounds were clean, well lighted, and were safe for 3 women traveling alone. Price was reasonable considering the cost of nicer hotels along the border. So, this hotel comes highly recommended! Oh, Take Exit 3B - you won't miss it!

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2003

Went to Laredo for tourist trip to Mexico. Hotel is fairly clean. The best part is they have a FREE nightly buffet(chili, chips, and cheese type stuff) with a free keg of beer! The chips and beer were great before the run over the border. Price is cheap at $55 with their disount fiesta rewards membership.

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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Address: 5240 San Bernardo, Laredo, TX 78041 (Formerly Americana Inn Laredo)
Location: United States > Texas > Laredo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 35 hotels in Laredo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
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